Saturday, January 08, 2011

The Poverty Quiz (How Much do you Know?)

A knowledgeable anti-hunger activist is a more effective anti-hunger activist.

So how do you know how knowledgeable you are?  Well here's one way, at least when it comes to domestic poverty.  The Campaign to Cut Poverty in Half in Ten Years developed a handy quiz to test our knowledge.   Here is the first question, followed by a link to the full quiz.

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Assuming full-time, year-round employment, how much would a parent have to earn to rent a modest, two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent without spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing (the conventional standard for affordable housing)?

Thanks to Bread activist Dave Miner from Indiana for pointing out this quiz.  The link was contained  in a recent newsletter from The Alliance to End Hunger, which Bread for the World helped create.  (Learn about the alliance)

Read more about our previous coverage of the Half in Ten campaign, including the involvement of former Gov. Bill Richardson.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I took the quiz and didn't do so well on it....